Mason Portor and Hezekiah Jones Join Forces at the Ardmore Hall. Review and Photos by Ron (The Legend) Adelberg
Philly's Mason Porter and Hezekiah Jones packed the Ardmore Music Hall Saturday Night for a hometown, end-of-year. The End of America opened the proceedings with a well-received set featuring vocal harmony driven rock and Americana.
What made this night extra special was the collaboration between Hezekiah Jones and Mason Porter. There was no break between the bands’ sets. Instead, Hezekiah Jones ended theirs with a strong version of the Grateful Dead's Dark Star, in which they provided the first verse vocals and heady instrumental improvisation
. Then, one by one, the membersof Mason Porter took the stage as Hezekiah Jones slowly departed. Mason Porter seamlessly picked up Dark Star from where Hezekiah left off. MP played on delighting their fans with aunique blend of folk, country, bluegrass, and jammy compositions.
Then, Hezekiah Jones crew came back out at the end of the Mason Porter’s set for a string of covers starting with My Morning Jackets "I'm Amazed", followed by a traditional "Dark Hollow", and Hank Williams "I Saw the Light" to close the show.
To no one’s surprise, the audience demanded more and the musicians delivered with a spirited, sing-a-long version of Deep Elm Blues.Another outstanding night at the Ardmore Music Hall, where the music never stops.
Thanks to Little Feat and Ardmore Music Hall archivist Chris Cafiero for these juicy 4K Video with matrix audio recordings!
The End Of America - 4K - 12.10.16 - Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA
Hezekiah Jones - 4K - 12.10.16 - Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA
Mason Porter - 4K - 12.10.16 - Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA
Hezekiah Jones-Mason Porter end of show - 4K - 12.10.16 - Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA